Mr. Joseph Lipari

Associate Professor | Accounting & Finance | Feliciano School of Business


Telephone: 9736557449

Office: Feliciano School of Business, 366


Joseph LiPari, CPA, MBA is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting & Finance, teaching courses in Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Taxation. He brings to the classroom over 25 years of practical experience in accounting and taxation. In addition to teaching at Montclair State, where he has been a member of the full-time faculty since 1988 as well as an adjunct instructor prior to that, he maintains an accounting and tax practice in Clifton, NJ, where he specializes in Individual, Partnership, and Corporate Taxation as well as small business consulting.

Professor LiPari has been the recipient of many awards for his teaching excellence and has been an active member of many committee's at Montclair State as well as in professional organizations and the community at-large. He has also served as a four term elected member of the North Haledon Board of Education including a term as its President. Professor LiPari is also an active researcher primarily in the field of Taxation and has published numerous articles in a variety of tax journals. Professor LiPari received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Montclair State and his MBA in Accounting and Taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Areas of Expertise

Federal Taxes


  • MBA, Accounting and Taxation, 1981, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • BS, Business Administration/Accounting, 1977, Montclair State University

Refereed Publications

  • Pinto J., Lin B., Lipari J., (2012). Financial Statement Analysis-A Few Considerations from Multinational Companies. . Today's CPA.39 (5). (pp. 30-36).
  • Lipari J., (2011). More Highlights of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. . TAXPRO MONTHLY.
  • Lipari J., (2010). Taxpayer Implications of an Economic Downturn. . TAXPRO Quarterly Journal.
  • Lipari J., (2010). Underreporters Beware-IRS Launches New Program. . Taxpro Journal.
  • Lipari J., (2005). Is it Time to Reform Section 469?. . TAXPRO Quarterly Journal.
  • Lipari J., (2002). The Flat Tax is it Time to Reconsider?. . Tax Notes.
  • Pinto J., Lipari J., (2000). Hidden Benefits of the Nanny Tax. . The CPA Journal.
  • Lipari J., (1992). Tax Planning with Real Estate. . Journal of Personal Financial Planning.
  • Lipari J., (1991). Exempt Organizations-Latest IRS Target. . The Exempt Organization Tax Review.
  • Lipari J., Yang J., (1990). OBRA - 1990: Significant Tax Provisions for Individuals. New York, New York. Business & Tax Planning Quarterly.6 (4). (pp. 28-32).
  • Lipari J., (1990). Clergy Compensation Raises Special Tax Problems. . Journal of Taxation of Exempt Organizations.

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Five Star Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey Monthly Magazine (2015)
  • 2014 Five Star Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey Monthly Magazine (2014)
  • Professor of the Year - 14 Time Recipient, MSU Accounting Society (2006)


  • Taxation of Social Security Benefits - Baby Boomers Beware !
  • What is the New Net Investment Income Tax ?